Minister: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Agency: Department of Justice and Attorney-General


Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 No. 50

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
17 February 1995 24 April 1995 1993 Act No. 83
28 November 1995 08 August 1996 1995 Act No. 58
10 March 2000 10 March 2000 1999 Act No. 63
01 July 2000 25 August 2000 2000 Act No. 5
07 June 2002 14 June 2002 2002 Act No. 13
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 November 2013 20 February 2017 2013 Act No. 51
05 June 2017 22 October 2019 2017 Act No. 17

Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 No. 50

date of assent 15 November 1971

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1972 (proc pubd gaz 1 July 1972 p 1133)

Invasion of Privacy Act Amendment Act 1976 No. 26

date of assent 22 April 1976

commenced 1 June 1976 (proc pubd gaz 22 May 1976 p 650)

Administration of Commercial Laws Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1981 No. 57 pts 1, 4

date of assent 12 June 1981

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1982 (proc pubd gaz 29 June 1982 p 2101)

Companies (Consequential Amendments) Act 1981 No. 111 s 23 pts 1, 6

date of assent 16 December 1981

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1982 (see s 2 (4) and proc pubd gaz 29 June 1982 p 2102)

Commissions of Inquiry Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1988 No. 58 pts 1, 4

date of assent 25 August 1988

commenced on date of assent

Public Service (Administrative Arrangements) Act (No. 2) 1990 No. 80 s 3 sch 6

date of assent 14 November 1990

commenced on date of assent

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 No. 40 pt 1, s 163 sch 1

date of assent 14 August 1992

commenced on date of assent

Security Providers Act 1993 No. 83 pts 1, 6

date of assent 17 December 1993

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 February 1995 (1995 SL No. 24)

Consumer Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No. 82 ss 1–3 sch 1

date of assent 17 December 1993

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Equity and Fair Trading (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 63 pts 1, 8

date of assent 06 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 36)

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 461 (prev s 373) sch 3

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Tourism, Racing and Fair Trading (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 No. 13 ss 1, 2(3), pt 12

date of assent 24 April 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 7 June 2002 (2002 SL No. 133)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 ss 1, 214 sch

date of assent 14 October 2010

commenced on date of assent

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 32, s 229 sch 1

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2013 (see s 2 (1))

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 17

date of assent 05 June 2017

pts 1, 3–16, 17 (except ss 149151, 153, 155), 18–23, 24 (except s 203), 25–26, 27 (except s 220), 28–34, sch 1 comm on date of assent

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Long title amd 1993 No. 83s 60

s 3 amd 1976 No. 26s 3

om 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

s 4 def approved om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def approved form ins 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

s 4 def chief executive ins 1993 No. 83s 61

om R1 (see RA s 39)

s 4 def Commissioner om 1981 No. 57s 16(a)

ins 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def consumer om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def credit report om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def credit reporting agent om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def credit reporting agent’s licence om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def individual om 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

s 4 def inspector sub 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def licence sub 1993 No. 83s 61

om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def licensed credit reporting agent om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def licensed private inquiry agent om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def licensed subagent om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def licensee om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def Minister sub 1990 No. 80s 3sch 6

om 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

s 4 def private inquiry agent om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def private inquiry agent’s licence om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def register om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def registered address amd 1976 No. 26s 4

sub 1993 No. 83s 61

om 2002 No. 13s 44

s 4 def Registrar ins 1981 No. 57s 16(b)

om 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

s 4 def registrar ins 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def related corporation amd 1981 No. 111s 23 sch

om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def subagent om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 def subagent’s licence om 1993 No. 83s 61

s 4 amd 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

pt 2 hdg sub 1993 No. 83s 62

s 5 sub 1993 No. 83s 63

s 6 sub 1993 No. 83s 63

s 6A sub 1993 No. 83s 63

s 7 amd 2010 No. 42s 214 sch

pt 3 hdg sub 1993 No. 83s 64

om 2002 No. 13s 45

pt 3 div 1 hdg om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 8 amd 1993 No. 82s 3sch 1; 1993 No. 83s 65

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 9 amd 1976 No. 26s 5; 1993 No. 83s 66; 1999 No. 63s 67

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 10 amd 1976 No. 26s 6; 1981 No. 111s 23 sch; 1993 No. 83s 67; 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 11 amd 1993 No. 83s 68; 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 12 amd 1993 No. 83s 69

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 13 amd 1993 No. 83s 70

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 14 amd 1993 No. 82s 3sch 1; 1993 No. 83s 71

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 15 amd 1993 No. 83s 72; 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

om 2002 No. 13s 45

pt 3 div 2 hdg om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 16 om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 17 om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 18 amd 1993 No. 83s 73

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 19 amd 1993 No. 83s 74

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 20 amd 1993 No. 83s 75

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 21 amd 1993 No. 83s 76

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 22 amd 1993 No. 83s 77

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 23 om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 24 om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 25 amd 1993 No. 83s 78

om 2002 No. 13s 45

pt 3 div 3 hdg om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 26 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 27 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 28 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 29 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 30 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 31 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 32 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 33 om 1993 No. 83s 79

s 34 om 1993 No. 83s 79

pt 3 div 4 hdg om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 35 om 1993 No. 83s 80

s 36 amd 1976 No. 26s 7; 1993 No. 83s 81

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 37 sub 1993 No. 83s 82

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 38 amd 1993 No. 83s 83

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 39 sub 1993 No. 83s 84

om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 40 om 2002 No. 13s 45

s 43 amd 1993 No. 82 s 3 sch 1; 1993 No. 83 s 85; 1995 No. 58 s 4sch 1; 2000 No. 5 s 461sch 3; 2010 No. 42 s 214 sch; 2013 No. 51 s 229 sch 1; 2017 No. 17 s 132

s 44 amd 1993 No. 83s 86; 2013 No. 51s 229sch 1

s 45 amd 1988 No. 58s 11; 1993 No. 83s 87; 2000 No. 5s 461sch 3; 2013 No. 51s 229sch 1

s 46 amd 1993 No. 83s 88; 2010 No. 42s 214 sch; 2013 No. 51s 229sch 1

s 47 amd 1993 No. 83s 89

om 2000 No. 5s 461sch 3

s 48 amd 1993 No. 83s 90

pt 4A hdg ins 1976 No. 26s 8

s 48A ins 1976 No. 26s 8

amd 1993 No. 83s 91; 2000 No. 5s 461sch 3; 2010 No. 42s 214 sch

s 48B ins 1993 No. 83s 92

s 49 amd 1993 No. 83s 93; 2013 No. 51s 79

s 49A ins 2013 No. 51s 80

s 50 amd 1993 No. 83s 94

s 51 amd 2002 No. 13s 46

s 51A ins 1976 No. 26s 9

sub 1993 No. 83s 95

s 51B prev s 51B ins 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

om 1993 No. 83s 96

pres s 51B ins 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1

s 52 sub 1993 No. 83s 97

amd 1995 No. 58s 4sch 1; 1999 No. 63s 68; 2002 No. 13s 47

s 53 om 1992 No. 40s 163sch 1

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